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SIAM Unwrapped - April 2018

April 9, 2018

In This Issue

Math in the News


  • Spread the Word: It's Math Stat Awareness Month
  • Congratulations to the 2018 Class of SIAM Fellows
  • Support SIAM When You Shop on Amazon
  • M3 Challenge: Top Teams Announced
  • Feedback Needed: Changes to Combined Member List
  • DOD Releases 2019 Topics for Higher Ed Funding Opps

Publishing News & Notes

  • Happy 60th Volume, SIREV!
  • Hot Off the Press: New SIAM Books

Featured SIAM Video

  • Get Recognized: SIAM Prizes and Awards Program

Conference Updates

  • AN18 Block Lecturer: Thomas Hales of University of Pittsburgh
  • AN18 Career Fair: Submit Your Resume
  • ICIAM19: Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture
  • Download the Mobile App for UQ18
  • Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines

Prizes & Awards

  • Open for Nominations! Three Prizes for CSE19
Math in the News

Spread the Word: It's Math Stat Awareness Month

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month is April! We all know that math and statistics play a vital part in everyday life. This month, let's share that message with those who may not know. Follow on Facebook, and help spread the word by sharing past flyers. Read the recent SIAM News article to learn more. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Class of SIAM Fellows

SIAM Fellows are nominated by peers for excellence in research and/or industrial work, educational and community activities, or other forms of achievements related to the goals of our organization. This year, we are pleased to recognize 28 distinguished members as Fellows. Please view the full list and details on all 2018 Fellows and learn more about the SIAM Fellows program. The 2018 class will be recognized at the SIAM Business Meeting at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland, OR in July.

Support SIAM When You Shop on Amazon

Did you know - through AmazonSmile, Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice, at no cost to you? It's the same Amazon you've used before, with the added bonus that it donates to SIAM with your purchases! Follow this link to select "Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics" as your charitable organization (search for our full name - no acronym). 

M3 Challenge: Top Teams Announced 

Six teams have advanced to the finals in MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge, the high school math modeling competition organized by SIAM, which this year drew more than 4,175 11th and 12th grade participants from across the nation. Approximately 37 scholarship prizes totaling $100,000 will be awarded, with the champion team receiving $20,000. Find out who ranked as top teams this year.

Feedback Needed: Changes to Combined Member List 

As of May 1st, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) will discontinue hosting the Combined Membership List (CML) – a repository of contact information for members of mathematics societies, including SIAM. In the next few days you will receive an email from SIAM requesting your input on a few short questions concerning your usage of the CML. Your answers will help determine our next steps. Thank you in advance!

DOD Releases 2019 Topics for Higher Ed Funding Opps 

The Department of Defense (DOD) recently released the broad agency announcement for the fiscal year 2019 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), as part of the larger University Research Initiative (URI) aimed at institutions of higher education. The MURI program remains one of the signature DOD research programs for the university community and stands as the benchmark for building a defense-oriented research capability on campus. DOD expects $170 million to be made available. Learn more and see the list of 2019 research topics which will be funded. 

Publishing News & Notes

Happy 60th Volume, SIREV!

SIAM’s flagship journal, SIAM Review (SIREV), marks its 60th volume this year! Thanks to SIAM members and the larger applied mathematics and computational science community, the publication has grown tremendously over the last six decades. To celebrate, we are providing access to SIREV’s 10 most-downloaded articles for free through the end of 2018! Check out SIAM President Nick Higham's recent SIAM News column tracing the journal’s history and insights from author Mark Newman on his top-downloaded SIAM Review paper. If you are interested in submitting to SIREV, learn more about the editorial and submission policies for this esteemed publication.

Hot Off the Press: New SIAM Books

Mathematical Models and Their Analysis
Frederic Y. M. Wan

The organization of Mathematical Models and Their Analysis groups models by the issues that need to be addressed about the phenomena. The new approach shows how mathematics effective for one modeled phenomenon can be used to analyze another unrelated problem. For instance, the mathematics of differential equations useful in understanding the classical physics of planetary models, fluid motion, and heat conduction is also applicable to the seemingly unrelated phenomena of traffic flow and congestion, offshore sovereignty, and regulation of overfishing and deforestation. The formulation and in-depth analysis of these and other models on modern social issues, such as the management of exhaustible and renewable resources in response to consumption demands and economic growth, are of increasing concern to students and researchers of our time. Learn more.

A Software Repository for Orthogonal Polynomials
Walter Gautschi

This is the first book that provides graphs and references to online datasets that enable the generation of a large number of orthogonal polynomials with classical, quasi-classical, and nonclassical weight functions. Useful numerical tables are also included. This book is available as an e-book only. Learn more.
Featured SIAM Video

Get Recognized: SIAM Prizes and Awards Program

SIAM’s extensive prize and award program highlights outstanding applied mathematicians and computational scientists. Prize winners are individuals and teams, students, young researchers, accomplished lecturers, and distinguished scientists whose work showcases achievements and excellence in the field. Learn how our selection committee searches for qualified candidates, and hear from past prize winners about the value of being nominated. Watch now. 

Conference Updates

AN18 Block Lecturer:  Thomas Hales of University of Pittsburgh

It's time to start planning for this year's Annual Meeting, taking place July 9-13 in Portland, Oregon. Mark your calendar for the Block Lecture July 11 at 6:15 p.m., titled "How Paradoxes Shape Mathematics and Give us Self-Verifying Computer Programs" and given by Thomas Hales, Mellon Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1998, Hales proved Kepler’s 1611 conjecture on the most efficient way to stack oranges. During the following 18 years, Hales led the Flyspeck project, culminating in a formal computer proof of the result, published in 2017. Learn more about this and other AN18 presentations and lectures. 

AN18 Career Fair: Submit Your Resume

Registered for SIAM Annual Meeting (AN18)? Attend the Career Fair sessions! The Career Fair is an interactive event at which attendees can speak with employers about working in various industries. It’s a great opportunity to meet government and industry representatives to discuss what they look for in candidates and what each employer has to offer. Though the event is tailored to graduate students and recent graduates, students of all levels are encouraged to attend. If you plan to attend, don’t forget to submit your resume, so it can be provided in advance to the participating employers! Read more about the event and resume submission.

ICIAM19: Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture 

The 2019 International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019) will be held July 15-19, in Valencia, Spain. Professor Françoise Marie Louise Tisseur of the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, has been selected to deliver the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture. This honor is conferred upon a woman who has made outstanding contributions in applied mathematics and/or scientific computation. Learn more.

Proposals for minisymposia close November 5, 2018. To keep up with the meeting, sign up for the ICIAM 2019 newsletter.

Download the Mobile App for UQ18

Download the mobile app for the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ18), happening April 16-19. Visit this website in your mobile or computer browser and select UQ18 from the list of events. Through the app, you can view the schedule, browse speakers, attendees, and exhibitors, take a look at maps and building layouts, sync events with your mobile calendar, create your own show by selecting specific sessions, and more, including the discussion feature! 

Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines

Check out the SIAM conference calendar for a full list of SIAM meetings and those sponsored by SIAM, and review the Student Travel Award page to find out what conferences are offering awards.

Prizes & Awards

Open for Nominations! Three Prizes for CSE19

We will award all three prizes at the 2019 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19) in February 2019 in Spokane, Washington, USA. This is the first time SIAM will award the James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. Read about the prize recipients at CSE17:  Dr. Thomas J. R. Hughes won the SIAM/ACM Prize in CSE and Dr. Lin Lin won the SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize.

See all prizes with open nominations and learn more about SIAM prizes and awards. If you have any questions, contact us.

SIAM Conferences & Events

April 16-19, 2018
SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ18) 

May 3-5, 2018
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM18)  

May 4-8, 2018
SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (LA18) 

June 4-8, 2018
SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM18) 

June 5-8, 2018
SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS18) 

June 6-8, 2018
SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC18)  

June 11-14, 2018
SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NWCS18)

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